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How to get behind the wheel again after an accident

Being involved in a car accident can cause plenty of fear and stress. Even the most minor of accidents may leave drivers struggling to get back behind the wheel. Many car accident victims have trouble driving again after being involved in an accident, especially if the accident caused severe injuries or the death of a loved one. Here are some tips for getting back on the road.

Talk to someone — anyone — about the accident. Don't let worries and frustrations build up inside to the point where you live in fear of riding in a car again. You can talk to your friends, family members or a counselor. Talking about the accident helps you relieve some stress and anxieties.

Write down all memories of the accident. Try to put them in chronological order as much as possible. This can help you make sense of the incident while helping you deal with the trauma.

When attempting to drive after an accident, don't do it alone. Make sure there is another licensed driver with you in the event you cannot handle getting behind the wheel.

Your first drive should be a short one. Stick to side roads with very little traffic so you can ease back into driving. Your routes should slowly build back up to include more heavily-traveled streets as you regain your confidence.

Don't avoid the site of the crash. You will feed your anxiety if you slow down approaching the site or turn off the road prior to reaching it.

The aftermath of a car accident can be devastating. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney in Wilson can help you understand your rights and help you acquire compensation for injuries suffered.

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